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Meet in the Middle: Crypto Companies and Banks Are Evolving Together

Kraken’s move to become a bank in Wyoming is more about getting traditional finance to adapt to the crypto industry than the other way around.

Lyn Alden’s Latest: Why Currency Devaluation Is Inevitable

This week’s “Long Reads Sunday” reading is from macro analyst Lyn Alden and focuses on the inflation vs. deflation debate in historical context.

Did Ethereum Learn Anything From the $55M DAO Attack?

Matthew Leising's new book, "Out of the Ether," tells the story of the attack that almost brought down Ethereum. Here he talks with Dan Kuhn.

How Does Kraken’s New Crypto Bank Work?

This week Kraken Financial became the first crypto company to receive a U.S. banking charter. Join CEO David Kinitsky for a look at what it all means and how it'll work with hosts Adam B. Levine, Andreas M. Antonopoulos and Stephanie Murphy.

The ‘Hot Swap’ Plan to Switch Ethereum to Proof-of-Stake Explained

With Ethereum 2.0's much-anticipated move to Proof-of-Stake getting closer, CoinDesk Research Analyst Christine Kim spoke with Ethereum developer Danny Ryan and Liz Steininger, CEO of blockchain security company Least Authority on what users and investors should expect.

Stablecoin DEX Curve Will Kick Off a Dividend on Its CRV Token Today

After hitting a new all time high in volume, Curve will begin splitting fees between liquidity providers and CRV token holders on Saturday.

Why the First US Crypto Bank Is a Big Deal

Kraken became the first crypto exchange to win a U.S. banking license this week. Here’s why that matters.

New Binance-Backed DeFi Site Lets You Earn Yield on Bitcoin, Other Non-Ethereum Assets

Kava Labs has launched its first application: a yield-generating decentralized finance (DeFi) platform for bitcoin and other non-Ethereum assets.

What Is DeFi?

DeFi is short for "decentralized finance," an umbrella term for Ethereum and blockchain applications geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries.

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Tests $11K; Uniswap Passes $1.5B Locked

Decentralized finance, or DeFi, is captivating the crypto market, and that is causing weakness for bitcoin.

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